Swedish automaker Volvo are using blockchain to help establish “full transparency and traceability” in their cobalt supply. After a long history of child exploitation and conflict mining history of the rare metal, this is a step in the right direction for EV automakers and future tech. But is it enough?
The Shanghai Auto Show has been underway for almost a week now, and it’s rapidly becoming clear that EVs are the flavour of the exhibition. Chinese startups stand alongside International automakers. Closed grilles and autonomous tech have taken centre stage. But we’re still left asking, will Australia be seeing Chinese EVs anytime soon?